We wish every coming out was like the stories shared below, filled with relief, acceptance and joy.
Unfortunately, coming out isn’t a one-size-fits-all event, and closeted folks often have to weigh their need to speak truth against how they perceive their loved ones will react.
To those still in the closet contemplating revealing your truth — there is always light at the end of the tunnel. If you face rejection, fear or anger from those around you — even family members — know that the ones who truly care about you will come around in the end and see you for the person you truly are.
And hopefully, you’ll all just laugh it off immediately like these lucky folks on Whisper: